44 Royal West Norfolk

Architect: Ingleby
Stats: 6,457 yds, par 71, SSS 71
GF: £85-£100
Visitor information: Visitors may play from the white tees with permission. Normally welcome any day midweek, but not at weekends and Bank Holidays
W: rwngc.org
2008 Ranking: 44 (No Move)
Improvements since 2008 Rankings:
Course: None
Clubhouse: None

The links at Brancaster enjoys a gloriously isolated setting and is golf at its unadulterated best. The tide not only plays games with the access road, but also with the holes around the turn – the 9th takes on a whole new dimension when the tide is in and you’re firing directly over water. Brancaster’s timeless feel is both mystical and refreshing.

Panellists’ comments: “A wonderful sense of permanence”; “An absolute jewel that’s unique, quirky and thoroughly enjoyable”

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